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Tsunami warning issued for Lord Howe Island after earthquake near New Caledonia – ABC News

A tsunami marine warning is issued for Lord Howe Island after a magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck near New Caledonia.

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A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has struck the South Pacific region, triggering tsunami warnings and calls for residents to avoid beaches and shore areas.

  • New Zealand authorities urge residents along its northern coast to avoid beaches and shore areas
  • The earthquake was upgraded from an earlier magnitude of 7.2 to a 7.7
  • There were no immediate reports of damage near the epicentre in New Caledonia

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the 7.7 magnitude earthquake’s epicentre was 417…

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